I met Ava and Aidan at my sons’ school a few years ago, and later when Drew became Cannon’s soccer coach. I’m not exaggerating when I say that Drew is the raddest, most awesomest coach ever! He is so patient with those 4 and 5 year olds; he keeps them engaged and having fun, and can ties shoes, redirect princesses, find pout-y cross armed boys on a swing set (in the middle of games ahem Cannon), wipe tears, and give pep talks- all faster than a super hero. All of the kids adore him and I’m not sure any other coach will ever survive my Cannon.
Laura is simply stunning and pretty much the nicest person I’ve ever met. She is the pregnant friend that makes you think “I could do that again. Look at how GREAT she looks.” Her hair, her glow, her perfect belly- she’s gorgeous.
Aidan has eyes that smile before the rest of him. He plays soccer and lacrosse (and I’m sure I’m missing some). His birthday is two days before Justin Bieber’s and he is rockin’ the hair. I tried to whip out some jokes for him but, after a quick courtesy laugh, he schooled me. (That always happens, really.) (I stink at jokes.)
Ava is spirited and determined. Her eyes are mischievous and always laughing (even when she’s crying). She plays soccer, dances, does gymnastics. She will score a soccer goal and celebrate with a cartwheel and split. She flies across monkey bars in her dresses and tights. Ava and Aidan are going to be fantastic with their new baby sister, and I can’t wait to meet her and take pictures of all of them together!
Thanks guys! I know this has been a tough month. I’m glad I was able to capture for a moment the fun and laughter that so embodies your family, and my thoughts are with you now more than ever.